Holiday cards designed for LGBTQ people are unfortunately still difficult to come by. Many stores that sell greeting cards either don’t offer any or else provide a very limited selection compared to the mainstream cards geared toward heterosexual, cisgender people. Nevertheless, determined card buyers always manage to find something–and when they can’t, they make the necessary changes so their LGBTQ loved ones feel included.
Here are seven of our favorite LGBTQ-centric holiday greeting cards we found on Twitter this year.
This beautiful sentiment from a mom who has grown
This user’s mom showed how far she has come with a card designed for her daughter and her daughter’s wife. At the bottom, it reads, “Thank you both for being exactly who you are.”
this is the christmas card my mom sent me and my wife this year. look closely. this is a @Hallmark card. this woman went from the mindset of “what did i do wrong” when i came out 14 years ago to specifically sourcing an inclusive holiday card for her daughter and her wife #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/ioQO11ep8n
— ames (@ames4140) December 8, 2021
Equality Ohio’s activism card
For those who want to remind their representatives what holiday spirit is really about, Equality Ohio created an easy way to send them greeting cards with an important message about ending anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination.
— Equality Ohio (@EqualityOhio) December 11, 2021
The perfect Christmas card for two dads
This adorable card from a child to their two dads celebrates the magic of Christmas as a family.
— DJ 💙🇪🇺🏳️🌈🇬🇧 (@YugoBrit) December 6, 2021
This printable rainbow tree from Etsy
This great card from Etsy costs just over a dollar and can be available to download moments after purchase.
Merry Christmas Printable Gay Christmas Card, LGBTQ+ Christmas Cards, Gay Greeting Cards, Rainbow Christmas, Funny Christmas Cards https://t.co/4d3jtrqcMI via @Etsy #merrychristmas #christmascards #ChristmasGiftIdeas
— Alice (@alicetoneatto) November 20, 2021
This card honoring gay love
This sweet card honors the relationship between a gay dad and his partner. Who wouldn’t want to receive something like this from their kid?
i found a gay christmas card pic.twitter.com/kQPg7q3SRL
— fall ryan 🥀 (@lieutenantbitch) November 29, 2021
This couple’s amazing throwback
This couple wasted no time breaking out an old holiday card when they realized they dropped the ball this year. Luckily, this hilarious card more than deserves a second appearance.
Dishing out 2019s Christmas card as I have just realized Christmas is next week and unprepared.
Also, this could’ve been one of the first holiday gay Netflix RomComs. pic.twitter.com/9JvHcIreEA
— James Stapes (@MrJamesStapes) December 15, 2021
This perfect personalization
This user’s mother had to take matters into her own hands when the cards she bought weren’t quite right for her gay son and, presumably, his partner.
Boomer moms for gay sons greeting card art. pic.twitter.com/VC78uPYoHR
— Alexis Goodlooking (@msbigbiscuit) November 2, 2020